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dodge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dodge

  1. a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end just another dodge to get out of working in the yard Synonyms artifice, device, trick, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wileRelated Words bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen


dodge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dodge

  1. 1 to move suddenly aside or to and fro dodging through the crowd on his way to the exit Synonyms duck, jink, sidestep, slalom, weave, zigzag Related Words avoid, elude, escape, evade, parry, shirk, skirt; deflect, turn; slide, slip

  2. 2 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness always trying to dodge the landlord's rule prohibiting pets Synonyms beat, bypass, circumvent, get around, shortcut, sidestep, skirtRelated Words avoid, duck, elude, end-run, escape, eschew, evade, outflank, shake, shirk, shun; disobey, disregard, flout, ignore; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe

  3. 3 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery dodged the horde of paparazzi by leaving through the service entrance Synonyms avoid, escape, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)Related Words miss; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off); ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out; bypass, circumvent, skirt; foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwartNear Antonyms accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur


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